Two weeks ago the Bird Family visited Paultons Park the new home for Peppa Pig World. We have really wanted to go since we found out it was opening in April this year. When we arrived it was overwhelming to see all children dressing in their Peppa Pig clothes ready to find Peppa and George. We headed straight over to the Peppa Pig area to see what was there. It was amazing, we were all blown away with how good this actually was. It was like we had jumped into the television set as we walking through their world. Needless to say the kids loved it.
There is so many things scattered around the Peppa Pig area that are from the tv programme its great. We spent 8 hours at the park and even near the end as we were leaving my daughter spotted Polly Parrot. We had walked past it about 4 times and missed it, but when we went on a particular ride there it was hiding amongst some of the plastic trees that you will have seen on the Peppa Pig playground set. Big Bird kept shouting out when she spotted something else from the show.
There are seven fantastic rides aimed at small children so they were all perfect for my two children. All the rides were based on something from the show we managed to go on Grandpa Pigs boat ride, George’s Dinosaur Adventure ride, Grandpa Pigs Train ride and the Peppa Air balloon ride. We were disappointed not to do all of the rides but our visit there was in the summer school holidays therefore it was to busy and some queues were an hour and a half to get on a ride that lasted 2 minutes. This put us off waiting therefore we wondered around looking at all the characters the children enjoyed that just as much.
When you first walk into Peppa Pig World you are greeted with the massive yellow Peppa Pig house. You can go inside and have a look around. They have Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig, Peppa and George inside making pancakes in the kitchen. The children really enjoyed going inside, they could also go into the school house. When you go in there its set up as the school and a classroom theme and Madame Gazelle’s in there with Peppa, George and Suzy Sheep, your children can stand between the characters and have their photo taken. I used my camera but there is staff in there taking photos if you want them to and you can buy them for £8.
At the front of the school house Peppa and George come out and meet their little fans. They do this about 4 times a day and spent about 30minutes meeting the kids. There is always a big crowd waiting for them but they are good as they wait until they have seen all the children, parents slowly leave once their children have shaken hands with them and said hello. This made me laugh because my 6 year old daughter always says she is to old for Peppa Pig, when she knew they were coming out she said I do not want to see them, so she went off to the park which was right next door but I had to laugh as soon as they came out she came running over and was shouting “ Hello Peppa, hello George can you shake my hand” She really did get wrapped up in the hype of it all.
Both of my children got to shake hands and say hello to both Peppa and George. My daughter stuck her tongue out at Peppa and she started to laugh, this made Big Birds day. The park in Peppa Pig World is great for little ones to play safely in, they have made a little area fenced off with a swing, slide and roundabout and its exactly like the plastic playground you can buy in the Peppa Pig range. In the park they also have a Muddy Puddles water park which has jets of water spraying out of the floor the children had lots of fun in here. There is also a brilliant indoor soft play area. It has a massive Peppa Pig rocket in there that has a big tube slide coming out of it. There is a lovely area for smaller children and babies to play in and there’s a recycling center for the children to put the correct colour balls into, it sucks them up and stores them in a big container, when its full they all drop on the children. There really is so much to do you will not get bored.
All the food and ice cream stalls are named after characters from the show, and not forgetting the gift shop. This is a really big shop filled wall to wall of Peppa Pig memorabilia ranging from bedroom furniture to key rings. There really is lots to choose from. When we were there if you spent over £20 in the shop you got a free gift bag full of Peppa Pig things. I must say its worth going to Paultons park just to go to the Peppa Pig World. I would also recommend if you can go, to go when the children are at school, the only downside for us was having to wait or miss out on some of the rides, it was hard queuing with a 3year old who can not stand still.
Right I better tell you about Paulton Park, this is a lovely amusement park I would say the rides are aimed more at children. It’s not like Alton Towers where thrill seeker would go to do big rides. Big Bird loves scary rides so she went on nearly all of the rides in this area. The queues for these rides were really short because everyone was in Peppa Pig World. I don’t think we actually queued for one ride. Little Bird takes after me and he is scared of big rides so he waiting with me whilst Daddy and Big Bird went on together. Whilst we were waiting there were lots of rides scattered about the park. You know the ones, like outside a supermarket or amusement arcades where you pay 50p- £1 ago. These small rides were our saving grace for Little Bird, they are all FREE around the park you just press the button and off you go, so whenever we were waiting Little Bird would find the nearest free ride and stay on it till Daddy and Big Bird joined us. It was a brilliant idea by the park. That small thing made a difference to our day as we did not hear one “Mummy, Daddy can I have some money to have a go on this?” Because my two always ask to go on these sorts of rides when we are out and about so it was nice to say “yeah off you go” Well done Paultons Park for a great idea.
There is a big water park in Paulton Park, it’s a bigger version of the one in Peppa Pig World. So if you going to go and its a warm day I would definitely take towels and swimming costumes with you.There is lots of toilets scattered around the park they all come with disabled and babies facilities. There is also plenty of places to buy food and have a picnic. There are beautiful gardens with lovely plants and water features. There is a small amount of animals around the park ranging from meer cats to birds that the children can enjoy looking at.
After we had looked around Paultons Park we went back to Peppa Pig World, we stayed till the end to see if the queues would died down. I am glad we stayed late as we managed to get 2 rides that we hadn’t already done, as people were beginning to leave the queues were not too long. The park shut at 5.30pm and if you’re in a queue by that time you are guaranteed a ride. We left the park at 6pm after having a fantastic day there, the children were exhausted from all the walking and they were beginning to get hungry, here comes the bad bit about Paultons Park. They had people working in the car park when we arrived making sure people were parking correctly but at the end of the day when they need people in the car there was no one there. The queues in the car park were terrible, we took one hour to get out as people kept jumping the queue because they didn’t want to wait therefore that left us at a stand still for a long time. The children were crying because they were tired and hungry and we were going no one. I was getting really frustrated with the amount of cars that thought they could push in. As I said it took an hour to get out so I am hoping someone from Paultons Park reads this and rectifies this situation. It would make a difference to all the people who visit there. Do not let the parking put you off though as we did have a lovely day out and we all thought the Peppa Pig World was magical.
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